Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360) achievements

Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)

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There are 69 Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360) achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,592 (1,625)

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Highlands Explorer in Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)

Highlands Explorer27 (15)

Discover all named locations in The Highlands, Thousand Cuts, and Wildlife Exploitation Preserve

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Achievement Guide for Highlands Explorer

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Achievement won on 28 Sep 12
TA Score for this game: 2,592
Posted on 23 September 12 at 22:08, Edited on 08 November 12 at 15:15
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If I miss any locations let me know and I'll update it. I'm going to try and be as descriptive as I can but some of them are harder than others to explain. Stuff in italics you may find from that mission. I suggest going after all side-missions in area first, write down areas you find and afterwards just go to the ones you missed. Can't get through all of Thousand Cuts until you get to the mission Where Angels Fear To Tread.

Going to do this all in bold so people don't miss it, you have to fully have the area discovered, no blank zones, I had little blank zone, as soon as I went into it, achievement popped! NO BLANK ZONES! I'm also going to put a map of where the locations will first pop if you need to know, I know the pictures are horrible, did it with da cell, will put them in the location title. PEACE. Oh yeah, I didn't do Highlands Outwash because you'll find both from main storyline.

For Mordecais house in Wildlife Preservation make sure you go up the hill, it will show it was discovered even if you hadn't gone up there, you may have to go up after when hes not around for it to count. Thanks to Grave AE and JMJimmy for bringing it to my attention.

The Highlands Top Half and then The Highlands Bottom Half
At least 9/10 of these locations can be found from doing the side-missions.
Overlook - Totally forgot this one, its...a town? You'll get it from doing side-quests.
Hunters Bane - This one is right by the town Overlook, if you don't get it when driving to this town it will be around that area probably where Henry is. (Best Mothers Day Ever
Blake Bridge - Right beside Overlook, will have to pass this for doing missions...its a bridge, hard to miss.
Whispering Riverbed - This one is right below Blake Bridge, just drive off the bridge or down the path and go down the riverbed until you get it.
Old Crankys Pond - You'll get to this point when doing Hidden Journals. But its at the top-right of the map, have to go through a doorway which makes you get off your vehicle.
Lake Shining Horizons - South-western part of map. Not sure if this is on top by a house or by the water, will update when I find out.
Aggregate Acquisition - This is the huge town filled with robots/combat engineers, hard to miss, closer to Frothing Creek Mill. Will have to go there for most side-missions.
Frothing Creek Mill - Another spot where Hidden Journals will lead you to. Just below Aggregate Acquisition.
Mercury Induction Station - This one is a garage looking place where the side-mission Arm Dealing will lead you to.
Isotope Reclamation Center - Hard to miss, huge building on top of a hill right beside Mercury Induction Station. Again Arm Dealing will lead you there.

The Highlands Outwash
There are only two locations on this area that can both be found while doing Bright Lights, Flying Cities.
Hyperion Extraction Plant - If you're coming from The Fridge you'll go straight and hug the left wall basically, jump down from a cliff and two buildings where loaders are, past that there is a road and you'll see a plant just fight your way through it and it will show itself.
Orbital Receiving & Processing - After seeing the previous one keep going and cross the bridge to the Constructor bot (if you're doing this during the Bright Lights, Flying Cities mission. You can either just rush past it through the door or fight it, save point is beyond him and the location is as well.

Thousand Cuts Top Half and then Thousand Cuts Bottom Half
Theres a section I missed in the top half, if you go south from Buzzards Factory you'll see another bridge and there's a elevator there, go up the elevator and that section will fill in. Credit to Scruffy McGruffy for reminding me.
Slab Town - The following three you will encounter on your way through The Once And Future Slab. When you enter Thousand Cuts go straight and take the first right, cross the bridge and you'll enter Slab Town.
Broke Face Bridge - After entering Slab Town keep going and you'll cross this bridge. (If you turn left after this bridge and follow the cliff you'll encounter the guy to get this achievement.
Buzzard Factory - Huge factory to the right of the bridge, hard to miss, not sure if you have to enter it or just enter the outside area. Story-related anyways.
Bloody Knuckle Point - Okay, go back to the starting area and instead of turning right where you did previously go straight and you'll cross another bridge and get this location.
No Man's Land - Go towards the southern area of the map and soon you'll see a huge area to your left when going down, go all the way over there and you'll get this.
Competitor Deferrence Field - Keep going south/area still unexplored and eventually you'll find this. Will update more information later.
Control Core Loading Dock - You'll go down a road and notice a loading dock area to your right, this is it.
Central Core Supply Dock - Keep following the road to your left and you'll enter a huge area, this is the spot for the final location in this area.

Wildlife Exploitation
In this map majority you'll find when doing Wildlife Preservation And this one is going to be hard to explain, but just remember if you keep going the right way you'll encounter at least 3/5.
Casa De Mordecai - This one is in the first area, you will see a rock bridge go over that keep going up the hill into his house until it says you discovered that location.
Preserve Dockyard - Just keep fighting your way through the mission/area and you'll encounter this one.
Specimen Maintenance - You'll get to a spot with vending machines, keep going and you'll enter a huge area where you have to fight stalkers and robots until a badass opens the door for progression.
Bloodwing's Enclosure - After going through the door go straight to the end of the hallway and turn right, you'll see a door with a green light beside it. Hit the switch and enter the door, after going in some ways should pop up.
Observation Wing - Again story-related, just keep fighting your way through, very close to end of the mission.

Sorry for the little to no explanation for some, will update when I get a better understanding of the area. And the story-related locations have really no need for descriptions but incase there are people who just want to know. Thanks to digitalwar4 for reminding me of Highlands Outwash.
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